Education

5:00pm

Mon July 1, 2013
Education

Questioning the assumptions we make about poor people with Maurice Lim Miller

Maurice Lim Miller founded the Family Independence Initiative and recieved a MacArthur Genius Award for his innovative approach to fighting poverty.
Image courtesy of www.fiinet.org/

In 1999, Jerry Brown called Maurice Lim Miller at home. Brown was mayor of Oakland at the time, and Miller was on the board of an organization applying for more than $10 million dollars for youth programs. 

“And most mayors you’d think would be really happy that we’re bringing that kind of money into the city,” says Miller.

But Brown wasn’t happy – he was upset. And after looking more closely at the proposal, Miller understood why.

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12:28am

Wed June 19, 2013
Your Legal Rights ~ 6/19 at 7pm

Breakin' up is hard to do...

On Your Legal Rights with Chuck Finney, Chuck discusses trends in divorce law and alternatives to litigation and traditional mediation with his guests, Esther Rosenfeld, Jill Mondry, Lauren Morphus, and Muanne Stee, who are specialists in family law. Wednesday, 6/19 at 7pm.  Listener participation: 415 841-4134

10:08pm

Mon June 17, 2013
Education

San Francisco State graduates on the state of higher education

Students sitting on the quad at San Francisco State University.
Credit shared by Michael Ocampo on flickr

For decades, California’s public university system has been a model for the world and its prestige has helped create much of the state’s prosperity. But more recently the system has been stumbling. Its become a victim of constant budget cutting, chronic overcrowding and administrative gridlock. The situation at City College of San Francisco is just one local example of that, but the state’s budget woes have affected all facets of higher education. According to a recent analysis by Bay Area News Group, five of the 23 California State University campuses have more applicants than available spaces  -- in every major. KALW’s Lisa Carmack spoke with several recent graduates of San Francisco State University about the challenges and triumphs of their public education.

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10:07pm

Mon June 17, 2013
Education

A reporter's perspective on City College, from the Chronicle's Nanette Asimov

The story at City College of San Francisco has had a lot of twists and turns since last year, and the San Francisco Chronicle’s higher education reporter, Nanette Asimov, has been one of the public’s main sources for information on it. She sat down with KALW’s Ben Trefny to talk about how the school got to where it is today, and where it’s going next.

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7:00pm

Mon June 17, 2013
Education

What's next for City College of San Francisco?

It’s been a tough year for City College of San Francisco. The school first ran into trouble last July, when an oversight commission called CCSF’s accreditation into question, citing fiscal, structural and governance issues. The sanction forced the school, and its 85,000 students, into crisis mode, as they scrambled to fix the problems and keep the school accredited. Over the last year, layoffs and wage reductions have helped to trim the budget, though not without protest. And changes have been made to the school’s mission, accounting practices and spending.

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